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How I Handle Writing Not-So-Nice Things About Celebrities

Often as a writer I take on pieces about the personal lives and careers of celebrities and reality stars, which can lead to questions from readers about how I deal with creating content that doesn’t exactly project these stars in the best light. I do try my hardest to put a positive spin on my articles, but that’s not always possible. Unfortunately it’s the news about affairs, divorces, worst parents, and trips behind bars that attract the most readers, ultimately making more money for magazines, which means more money for their writers. I try my best to separate myself from these kinds of pieces, but occasionally I find it difficult to write about so-and-so’s bombing acting career or that one hit wonder who cheated on their significant other and has since disappeared from the face of the earth. Especially since I often like to include my opinion or at the very least a few snarky remarks to my work.

So, to keep things positive but at the same time give my editors a piece that will grab the attention of readers, I rarely write about stars that I’m a fan of unless I’m sure the article can be written informatively, like the piece I wrote about Julia Stiles. Occasionally editors will add a more, um, interesting spin to these pieces, but it’s what people want to read and as a writer I understand that this is part of the industry.

Occasionally I will write a piece about a public figure who I find impossible to respect and I have absolutely no problem bashing their poor choices in life or poking fun at their careers. In fact, I kind of enjoy it! Those who follow my writing know that I’ve written pieces like this about Donald Trump, Farrah Abraham, and Kim Kardashian, all which were written without hesitation or regret.

Strangely enough, in a particular section of the article I created about Farrah Abraham’s inability to be an appropriate mother figure to daughter Sophia, I mentioned a product she used for body modification purposes. The ChinUp is an alternative to face lifts, and can be used to temporarily get rid of that annoying turkey gobbler some of us have under our chins. Shortly after the article was published, the head of marketing at ChinUp contacted me and asked that I try the product myself, probably because I called Farrah Abraham’s photos of her in the mask a “paid advertisement” of a “nonsense” product in my article. Something they rightfully called me out on.

They were kind enough however to send me my very own ChinUp mask, which I’ve now used twice and will be writing a review on. A purely unbiased review with zero connections to the company. So, if you’re into beauty tutorials and reviews, or if you’re simply just curious about this product, then definitely be on the lookout for one of my next blog posts. You just might be surprised by what I have to say!



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